Two to speak about Amite County bicentennial at NHS meeting

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 24, 2009

Natchez — Hattie Pearl Nunnery and Melanie Hubbs will present information about the Amite County Bicentennial at the monthly meeting of the Natchez Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

The meeting will be at 108 S. Commerce St. Social time with refreshments begins at 6:30 p.m.

Nunnery, the chairman of the Amite County and Liberty Bicentennial Committee, is a descendent of pioneer Amite County families. She is the daughter of Reece and Virginia Kinabrew Nunnery. She graduated from Liberty High School.

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Nunnery and Hubbs will be in costume and will have books for sale.

The author of Mississippi’s first constitution was Amite county resident Dr. William David Lattimore; the Amite County courthouse is the oldest in continuous use in Mississippi, built primarily with slave labor at a cost of approximately $4,000 in 1840; Ebenezer Baptist Church, located south of Liberty and founded in 1806, is the oldest Baptist church in Mississippi; and Gail Borden, founder of Borden Company, came to Amite County in 1801 as a school teacher and invented his formula for condensed milk, according to exerpts from “Interesting Facts About Liberty/Amite County” by the Amite County Historical and Genealogical Society in Liberty

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